Dean Hansell (Los Angeles) (1987 - 2001; February 2007 - Present)
Dean Hansell was one of the early pioneers of GLAAD, co-founding GLAAD/LA and serving as Co-President for 3 years. He has served 17 years on the GLAAD and GLAAD/LA Boards. He is a Partner in the international law firm of Hogan Lovells (2100 attorney firm in 40 cities on 4 continents) . Dean specializes in complex and cutting edge litigation and arbitration. A former state and federal prosecutor, he has authored more than 25 book chapters & legal journal articles. He has argued before numerous courts including the California Supreme Court, the High Court of American Samoa, and the US Courts of Appeals for the 9th, 8th, 7th and DC Districts. Dean serves on the Board of Trustees of Denison University, Chairs the UCLA School of Public Health Advisory Board, was Chair of the Fire and Police Pension Board for the City of Los Angeles, and serves on the Boards of the California Bar Foundation, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Community College Foundation, the Police Foundation of Los Angeles and the LA Gay & Lesbian Center (former co-Chair). He is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Christopher Isherwood Foundation and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center. Dean was the former Police Commissioner of Los Angeles.
Snapshot of Our Work
Millions went purple for Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBT youth. GLAAD to engage the participation of hundreds of partners including national and local organizations, schools, celebrities, sports leagues, Spanish-language media, web sites, and corporations. Check out photos and highlights.